Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX, LEXXW), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, today announced that its tolerability and pharmacokinetic study VIRAL-A20-3 has been completed with positive results. According to the update, the study demonstrated that DehydraTECH(TM)-enabled colchicine, the latest of several drugs Lexaria has successfully tested with known SARS-CoV-2 antiviral properties, benefited from the company’s proprietary formulation and processing, resulting in significantly increased delivery. The study also examined absorption with two other antiviral drugs previously untested by Lexaria; however, the bloodstream delivery findings were unremarkable and further work is required should the company decide to pursue additional testing with the two drugs. Lexaria will likely focus on DehydraTECH-processed colchicine and other antiviral drugs it has tested given the superior results already demonstrated. The company will summarize and provide guidance on the 2021 antiviral program to date and its planned next steps in an imminent press release.
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s proprietary drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH(TM), improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier oral ingestion methods and increasing the effectiveness of fat-soluble active molecules, thereby lowering overall dosing. The company’s technology can be applied to many different ingestible product formats, including foods, beverages, oral suspensions, tablets, and capsules. DehydraTECH has repeatedly demonstrated, since 2016 with cannabinoids and nicotine, the ability to increase bio-absorption by up to 5-10x, reduce time of onset from 1 – 2 hours to minutes, and mask unwanted tastes. DehydraTECH is planned to be further evaluated for orally administered bioactive molecules, including anti-virals, cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”), and nicotine. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies including a world-leading tobacco producer for the development of smokeless, oral-based nicotine products and for use in industries that produce cannabinoid beverages, edibles and oral products. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 20 patents granted and approximately 60 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioScience.com.
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